Category Archives: Essays

I Love Spam!

I’ve come to the point in my life where my brain is losing cells faster than my body can replace them. This leaves me particularly vulnerable to falling in love with strange things like watching “House” and reading spam. I find myself waking up in the morning and rushing to the computer (not even stopping by the coffee… Read More »


Easter This Sunday, Christians around the world celebrate Easter. But, Easter is more than just a Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus, Easter symbolizes both rebirth and renewal. We urge people of all religions to join Christians on Sunday in a celebration of faith and a renewal of spirit. Regardless of your religious beliefs, Easter is the… Read More »

A Killer on the Cob

Since this article was written (April 21, 2006), HFCS has been removed from some foods. For instance, Kraft has removed HFCS from its salad dressings, Hunt’s Ketchup now boasts “No High Fructose Corn Syrup” and Heinz has introduced “Simply Heinz” which uses sugar instead of HFCS. Even Pepsi-Cola has introduced “Throwback” versions of Pepsi and Mountain Dew –… Read More »

When Something Beautiful Dies

When we let something beautiful die the world is less beautiful place. We tend to a prize rose bush and we water it every day and we prune it when it needs pruning. We feed it and we tend to it and we enjoy its perfect fragrant blooms. Every day we look at it and take pride in… Read More »